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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un visits factories near Chinese border as leader’s focus switches to economy Despot scolds officials and workers involved in a project of industrial upgrading and modernisation

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un visits factories near Chinese border as leader’s focus switches to economy Despot scolds officials and workers involved in a project of industrial upgrading and modernisation

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently visited factories in a region close to the nation’s border with China, state media reported, as a Chinese official said he was keen to resume economic ties with the restive state. Kim made “field guidance” visits to construction sites, factories and a holiday camp in the North Korean border […]

Putin calls summit with Trump first step towards ‘clearing backlog’ in Russia-US relations The Russian president said he was satisfied with results of the talks

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Putin calls summit with Trump first step towards ‘clearing backlog’ in Russia-US relations The Russian president said he was satisfied with results of the talks

© AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko HELSINKI, July 16./TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his summit talks with US President Donald Trump the first move towards “clearing the backlog” of problems in relations between the two countries. “Of course, numerous problems persist, and we have failed to clear the backlog in full, it was impossible to do […]

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US in talks with Turkey to sell Patriots instead of Russian made S-400s, official says

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US in talks with Turkey to sell Patriots instead of Russian made S-400s, official says

A U.S. Patriot missile system is seen at a Turkish military base in Gaziantep in this February 5, 2013 file photo. (Reuters Photo) The U.S. State Department is negotiating a potential deal to sell Turkey the Raytheon Co Patriot missile defense system as an alternative to the Russian-made S-400 system Turkey has agreed to purchase, […]

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Putin & Trump shake hands ahead of face-to-face summit in Helsinki

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Putin & Trump shake hands ahead of face-to-face summit in Helsinki

Get short URL The presidents of Russia and the US have begun their meeting in Finland with a handshake and a pledge to discuss frankly all the differences between their countries – and ways to improve a sour relationship. Vladimir Putin of Russia and Donald Trump of the US are holding their first dedicated meeting […]

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Trump, Putin set to meet in shadow of US election hack charges

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Trump, Putin set to meet in shadow of US election hack charges

The two leaders will hold talks in Finland’s capital, Helsinki [File: Michael Klimentyev/EPA-EFE/Sputnik] Helsinki summit comes days after 12 Russians are charged for hacking Democrat emails to tilt US vote in Trump’s favour. Just as he did in Singapore with Kim Jong-un last month, US President Donald Trump will kick off his Monday meeting in Finland with his Russian […]

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‘We won!’: France erupts in joy after World Cup final win

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‘We won!’: France erupts in joy after World Cup final win

This was the scene in Montpellier after France won the World Cup. France was the scene of one huge party on Sunday as the country clinched the World Cup, with fans streaming into the streets, honking car horns and flying the tricolore flag at the start of an enormous national celebration. Cheers rang out throughout […]

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Abu Harira Somali Senior Non-Syrian Terrorist Commander Killed in Idlib

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Abu Harira Somali Senior Non-Syrian Terrorist Commander Killed in Idlib

TEHRAN (FNA)- Abu Harira Somali, a notorious non-Syrian commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front), was killed by unknown gunmen in the Northeastern province of Idlib on Sunday. Abu Harira Somali, a Somalian commander of Tahrir al-Sham, was gunned down by unidentified assailants on the Idlib-Saraqib road. The sources […]

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Gov’t in dilemma over North Korea restaurant defectors By Park Ji-won

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Gov’t in dilemma over North Korea restaurant defectors By Park Ji-won

Twelve North Korean restaurant workers and their manager arrive at Incheon International Airport on April 8, 2016. / Korea Times file The South Korean government has been caught in a dilemma dealing with the former workers of a North Korean restaurant in China who allegedly defected to the South in 2016, following a series of […]

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Croatia’s Modric wins Golden Ball as World Cup top player, Mbappe young player award

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Croatia’s Modric wins Golden Ball as World Cup top player, Mbappe young player award

Croatia’s midfielder Luka Modric (L) poses with the Golden Ball, next to France’s forward Kylian Mbappe, who in turn carries the Best Young Player Award after the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match on July 15, 2018. (AFP Photo) Croatia captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award for the World Cup’s best player […]

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Germany warns Trump against ‘unilateral deals’ with Russia ahead of talks with Putin

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Germany warns Trump against ‘unilateral deals’ with Russia ahead of talks with Putin

Russian Matryoshka dolls depicting t Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are seen on sale at flea market in Moscow / AFP The German foreign minister has joined a number of anxious Western politicians in offering advice to Donald Trump ahead of the US president’s summit with Vladimir Putin, warning him against making “unilateral deals” with […]

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